What are PIZ files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a PIZ file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a PIZ file?
PIZ files have multiple uses, and Renamed ZIP is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Renamed ZIP File
These files are normal ZIP files that had the extension changed from ZIP to PIZ in order to get the file through email attachment virus scanners.
To open the file, change the extension back to ZIP and use your favorite unzipping tool, like Bitberry File Opener. Before you do this, make sure that the sender is really a trusted source, as this is a common way to try to evade virus and malware detection.
How to open PIZ files
Important: Different programs may use files with the PIZ file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your PIZ file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested four different PIZ openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: February 14, 2023
All known file formats using extension .PIZ
While Renamed ZIP File is a popular type of PIZ-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .PIZ file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
Supersonic Software Game Data Archive File
These files are archive files containing game data for games developed by Supersonic Software.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of PIZ files. Remember, different programs may use PIZ files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
Help us help others
File.org helps thousands of users every day, and we would love to hear from you if you have additional information about PIZ file formats, example files, or compatible programs. Please use the links below or email us at email@example.com to discuss further.
Not sure exactly what type of file you are trying to open? Try our new File Analyzer. It is a free tool that can identify more than 11,000 different kinds of files - most likely yours too! It will help you find software that can handle your specific type of file. Download File Analyzer here.